Stars’ Seguin could return within a week

There could be some good news on the injury front for the Dallas Stars.

Tyler Seguin began skating with his teammates on Thursday and could return to the Stars’ lineup within a week.

Seguin has been out of the Dallas lineup with a knee injury following a low hit from Panthers’ defenseman Dmitry Kulikov on Feb. 13.

“Tyler really is closing in on day-to-day for us,” said Lindy Ruff following the team’s morning skate on Thursday. “I would say probably within a week or sooner. Depends how he responds to some heavy workouts here today, tomorrow.”

Seguin, who was expected to miss 3-6 weeks with the injury, missed his 10th game on Thursday night.

“My goal was to get on this trip,” Seguin said. “I had targeted it because it was early enough where it could be a goal because technically I shouldn’t be ready for another 1 1⁄2 to two weeks. This was the goal I set and I reached it, so I was happy about that.

“It felt good to be back out there, be around bodies. It’s (been) kind of me and two guys the last five or six times on the ice. Today was nice to be around the guys.”

The 23-year-old had 29 goals and 59 points in 55 games prior to the injury.

The Stars are 3-5-2 in Seguin’s absence.

Dallas continues its five-game road trip Saturday night in Tampa Bay.

Related: (Video) Stars get after Kulikov in first rematch since Seguin injury

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